Automotive Glossary


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N

Newton (N)

A standard unit of force.

Ni(OH)2

Nickel di-hydroxide

NiMH

Nickel metal hydride – used in alkaline batteries.

NiOOH

Nickel hydroxide

Nip (Bearing)

The amount by which shell bearing halves are clamped in order to secure them in their housing.

Nm

Newton Metres

Non Independent

Describes suspension systems using a solid beam axle where the movement of one wheel affects the other wheel on the same axle.

Non-ferrous

Describes metals which contain no iron.

Non-metallic

Used to describe paint finishes that do not contain metallic pigments, i.e. Solid colours

Non-porous

Prevents flow or holds back a liquid.


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